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Search Resumes For Missing Fisherman

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The search for a missing fisherman who was washed into the sea in County Clare has resumed.

It is believed the Latvian man, aged 42-years-old, was fishing on the rocks with some friends at Ballyreen near Fanore when he was washed into the sea.

It’s understood that  the man, who is believed to be a resident of the Lanesborough area of County Longford, was struck by a wave and was not wearing a lifejacket at the time , meaning he may have been dragged beneath the waves by his heavy clothing.
It’s understood that man was not wearing a lifejacket and may have been dragged beneath the waves by his heavy clothing. – See more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/fisherman-washed-into-the-sea-in-co-clare-29638817.html#sthash.3AV8y1Kp.dpuf

His friend jumped in after him to try and help him but to no avail. The friend was later retrieved from the water.

Yesterday’s search was called off by Doolin Coast Guard due to adverse weather conditions.

An incident area was set up this morning where the coast guard evaluated the weather to determine if it was safe to resume the search.

A spokesperson for the Irish Coast Guard said that members of the rescue team  resumed the search at 10am following an improvement in weather conditions.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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